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Skyline Sightseeing San Francisco: Hop-on, Hop-off Bus & Alcatraz Island Tour

  • When does it run?
    Daily
  • Start time

    9am - 5pm, every 30-60 minutes (City Tour) 
    Night Tour: 6:30pm (only in summer)

    Alcatraz Island: Timings vary seasonally - Cruises run throughout the day, every 30 minutes
    Since these tickets are always in high demand, we will only be able to confirm the precise date after your booking is completed while the exact time will be given on the day of your visit.

    Madame Tussauds: Mondays to Thursdays: 10am - 7pm // Fridays to Sundays: 10am - 8pm

  • Duration
    48 hours
Inclusions
  • 48-hour hop-on hop-off ticket operating on Official City and Night Loops
  • Return Cruise Transfers to Alcatraz
  • Tickets to Alcatraz Island
  • 45-minute Audio-Guided ‘The Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour’
  • Free Madame Tussauds tickets Free 1 Hour Bike Rental when you Buy 1 Hour Rental  
Date
Guests
  • Adult (12+)
  • Child (5-11)
  • Infant (0-4)
from US$ 149.99 per person Cancellation policy Non Refundable

Key Highlights

  • Explore the city across 2 routes and more over 15 stops
  • Enjoy free 1-hour bike rental with 1-hour rental
  • Discover the infinite charms of San Francisco with this super-value package
  • Hop on and off across as you wish and enjoy a walking tour as well as tickets to Alcatraz and Madame Tussauds
  • Admire the city’s glittering sight with the Night Tour
  • Take a walk around exploring Chinatown, Little Italy and more
  • Visit the notorious island of Alcatraz, the federal prison that had been home to Al Capone
  • Brush shoulders with your favourite celebrity at Madame Tussauds

Overview

The great value pack combines the best San Francisco experiences into one - a hop-on, hop-off bus tour across San Francisco, a Night Tour in the city, a ticket to Madame Tussauds and one to the historic Alcatraz Island. But that’s not all! You can also enjoy a bike rental offer from Blazing Saddles and get an additional hour free with 1-hour rental.

HOP-ON, HOP-OFF BUS TOUR - 2 DAYS / 3 TOURS

City Tour: This fantastic City Tour gives you full flexibility to discover the stunning City By The Bay at your own pace with fantastic views from the top deck of an open-top bus. Hop on and off as you wish to visit the attractions of your choice - from Chinatown to the Palace of Fine Arts, while enjoying multilingual audio commentary in 10 languages on board.
Night Tour (Single Loop): Feast your eyes on a glittering San Francisco, lit up like a piece of art at night, as your bus takes you on a route across Fisherman's Wharf, Financial District, Chinatown, North Beach, Embarcadero and more

Attractions Covered on the Bus Tours

  • Golden Gate Bridge    
  • Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • Golden Gate Park
  • Haight/Ashbury
  • City Hall
  • Chinatown Gate
  • South Vista Point   
  • North Vista Point

…. And More!

ALCATRAZ TOUR

Also known as 'The Rock', the federal prison once established on Alcatraz Island is synonymous with notorious bank robbers and murderers like Al Capone, 'Machine Gun' Kelly, and the 'Birdman of Alcatraz', Robert Stroud. Now empty, and managed by the National Park Service, you can explore the infamous facility at your leisure, taking all the time you want, with a 45 minute audio tour "Doing Time: The Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour" featuring prisoners and correctional officers who used to live and work on Alcatraz as well as an Orientation Video from Discovery Channel. Your Alcatraz ticket includes a free cruise to and from Fisherman’s Wharf Pier 33.

Alcatraz tickets are in high demand and the US National Parks service only issue a limited number per day; not to mention they often get sold out 3 - 4 weeks in advance so don’t forget to plan your travels way ahead. 

EXCLUSIVE DEAL: Bike Rental BOGO Offer at Blazing Saddles - Buy 1 Hour Bike Rental and Get Another Hour Free


About the Supplier: Skyline Sightseeing, has been known for operating tours in San Francisco for a while now, and can be recognised by their orange open top buses. 

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    48 hours

  • Start time

    9am - 5pm, every 30-60 minutes (City Tour) 
    Night Tour: 6:30pm (only in summer)

    Alcatraz Island: Timings vary seasonally - Cruises run throughout the day, every 30 minutes
    Since these tickets are always in high demand, we will only be able to confirm the precise date after your booking is completed while the exact time will be given on the day of your visit.

    Madame Tussauds: Mondays to Thursdays: 10am - 7pm // Fridays to Sundays: 10am - 8pm

  • Meeting Point

    Redeem your hop-on, hop-off voucher and collect your Alcatraz tickets from Skyline Sightseeing, Pier 41 (at the corner of Jefferson St. & Powell St.), San Francisco, CA 94133.

    Please note that vouchers can also be redeemed online. Check the PLEASE NOTE section for more information.

    The Alcatraz ticket needs to be picked up on the day of your visit, between 8 - 10am.

    City Tour: Departs from 99 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133.

    Night Tour: Departs from 99 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133.

    Madame Tussauds: Make your way to 145 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133, United States

  • Ending Point

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • 48-hour hop-on hop-off ticket operating on Official City and Night Loops
  • Return Cruise Transfers to Alcatraz
  • Tickets to Alcatraz Island
  • 45-minute Audio-Guided ‘The Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour’
  • Free Madame Tussauds tickets Free 1 Hour Bike Rental when you Buy 1 Hour Rental  

Exclusions

  • Meals and Beverages
  • Hotel transfers

Useful downloads

Please note

Voucher Type: Paper

Please redeem this voucher with Skyline Sightseeing at least 72 hours prior to your booked Alcatraz tour date by checking in online via this link: www.sightseeingworld.com/en/checkin. Should you experience any issues with the online check-in process, please email info@sightseeingworld.com anytime between 7 days and 72 hours prior to your departure with the subject line “RECONFIRMING ALCATRAZ”, including in the email the lead name on your booking, the date of the tour and the number of people in your party. You will then receive all necessary information for your Alcatraz tour accordingly.

ONLINE REDEMPTION / EASY CHECK-IN (NEW)

You can either use your reference number (if provided to us with booking notification) or our reference number (which we provide to you with our confirmation), and it’s verified by the last name on the booking.

Customers are still welcome to visit our redemption location at Pier 41 but it will be much easier and more effortless for them to check in online.

Validity: 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking

Wheelchair accessibility: Yes

San Francisco is a functioning city and weather, traffic and events may occasionally cause disruption.

ALCATRAZ TICKETS

Don’t forget to bring a government-issued photo ID on the day of your tour.

These tickets are always in extremely high demand and the US National Parks Services issue only a few every day so please understand that it won’t be possible to give you your chosen time slot.

Additional info

Wheelchairs can be collapsed down and stored on the bus but the buses are not equipped with ramps and therefore passengers would need to walk up 2 steps.

Customer Reviews

  • Great tour
    Alison Brennan, United Kingdom 06/07/2018
  • Peta Butterworth, Australia 04/10/2018
  • Good Booking Experience
    Ian Brown, United Kingdom 01/16/2018

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